Shiftwork training with Fiona is part of Meridian Energy's ongoing performance and safety programme. It is always useful to know more about how to sleep, when to sleep and how to be alert at work.
Shiftwork Services assessed our roster using FAID® software and it was reassuring to find out that compared to many rosters ours is a good one.
Thank you Shiftwork Services for working with us since 2001.
Rikki-Ann Jones, Spot Market Manager
Meridian Energy Limited
Faid®Safe has enabled us to work smarter not harder. It is about looking after the health and general wellbeing of people, which in turn has lead to improvements in safety and productivity within our work force.
David Payne, Pilot, Marine Operations
Ports of Auckland
Our pilots work long and irregular hours. We are using FAID® software because we want to be as certain as possible that our pilots are safe in the sky.
Thank you Fiona for helping me to understand the true nature of fatigue and providing us with information to help us address the unique issues faced by our helicopter pilots. Our next step is to develop a Fatigue Risk Management Plan.
Dave Walley, Chief Pilot
Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust
Since working with Shiftwork Services we have identified our high risk fatigue times and successfully implemented a fatigue risk management system. The outcome has been increased safety of our pilots, reduced fuel usage and a safer happier workforce.
We recently were highly commended in the ACC best leadership of an industry sector award at the Safeguard NZ workplace Health and Safety Awards 2009.
Manager, Super Air Ltd
Our shiftworkers are involved with telecommunication networks in New Zealand. A moment of inattention could result in serious telecommunication failures. Some of our rosters have been identified as a major cause of fatigue so with Fiona's help we are planning to:
Set up a Fatigue Safe Working Party. Assess fatigue related hazards then…. Choose a Fatigue Tolerance Level. Review and hopefully change some of the rosters
Ian Lewis Alcatel-Lucent Technology Operations 027 478 9697
Thank you very much for your most informative address at yesterday’s 7th Annual Rostering & Shiftwork Conference. Your presentation showed years of study and built-up knowledge, with good practical applications to improve the safety and running of shiftwork programmes. I look forward to working with you again.
Grant Dixon, Conference Producer Employers' & Manufacturers' Association
Great information - managing fatigue is vital when you work in a mine. The most valuable information for us was a scientific understanding of the hours of work. This information enables us to identify high risk times so that we can put in countermeasures to help keep staff safe.
Thank you Shiftwork Services for working with us and teaching me to use a scientific method to assess hours of work. Taking the guess work out will help us develop a flexible Fatigue Risk Management System.
Roger Bain, Health and Safety Superintendent
It is important that shiftworkers receive good information about managing the shiftwork lifestyle in order to keep themselves and their colleagues safe. Thank you Fiona for providing our staff with excellent information on this subject.
Shiftwork Services has run seminars for Carter Holt Harvey shiftworkers in New Zealand and Australia. Our staff found the information of great benefit. The sessions were highly interactive and fun. This enabled each person to develop their own personalised shiftwork management plan.
Patrick Kirk, Formerly Health and Safety Manager
Carter Holt Harvey
Thanks from all of us at Humes. As a result of attending Living with Shiftwork many of us have made lifestyle changes to help us reduce fatigue and manage shiftwork better. As an organisation we have a high level of commitment to the health and safety of our staff which is why as many staff as possible have attended this workshop.
The Team Humes
Thank you Fiona for running Living with Shiftwork. Managing shiftwork is vital for our casino staff because a moment of not paying attention can have big financial consequences.
Thank you Fiona for a great seminar. We all learned a great deal about how to change a roster.